Robertson-Shipmate Introduces GPS Navigation System

Robertson-Shipmate, Happauge, N.Y., has introduced a computerized GPS marine navigation system which it believes offers superior accuracy and dependability at an affordable price.

Called the RS5500, the system, which operates on signals received from navigation satellites, will allow all boats, from small pleasure boats to larger commercial boats to take advantage of a constellation of 24 orbiting satellites providing precise data on a 24-hour basis, regardless of weather conditions.

Containing the same core receiver as Robertson-Shipmate's commercial grade RS5300 unit, the RS5500 consists of three parts—the RS5500 Control unit, the RS5500 Receiver or "black box," and the RS5342 antenna.

The control unit's size, 3 inches high by 7-1/2 inches wide and 1-1/4 inches deep, as well as the compact nature of the two other components is something every boat operator will appreciate.

According to a Robertson-Shipmate spokesman, two complete systems are already being installed on a 123-foot megayacht for a U.S.


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